Studying for my BA (Hons) in Moving Media Image and Photography, part of my course is to understand, analyse and demonstrate, from my previous post on Digital Storytelling, I have come to understand the meanings and aspects needed for a great digital story.

Here are some of the things I have included in the first section of my project (my presentation).

Visual Analysis: Visuals within a story can be from any type of recording equipment, anything from a smartphone, to a DSLR all the way up to the most high-tec professional equipment available. Visuals may include still image, moving image, text, different types of framing and camera angles. so many to chose from although all play a different roleĀ in creating the best version of an idea.

Here is an example of the different types of frames and angles available and what they are used for.

  • Over the Shoulder shot-

An over the shoulder shot is done to create intimacy in a scene and involve the viewer to create a connection with the characters and the viewers. This is done by placing the viewpoint in an intimate distance from both actors, like the above screenshot from ‘Titanic’. This scene includes a loves-struck conversation between both characters, if the scene was shot from another angle the relationship between the viewer and characters may not have been so strong, therefore the film may not have been such a success.

This is just one of many examples.